a club for all

New to ham radio or an experienced operator, YCARS has something for everyone.


If you’re looking to get your license, YCARS can help with classes throughout the year.


YCARS hosts technical presentations frequently. Come learn something new.


Our experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge. Just ask!

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About us

Enjoy the best ham radio club in the southeast!

Founded in 1948, YCARS is the oldest, continuously operating ham radio club in the state of South Carolina. However, you don’t have to be local to join us. We extend our meetings online and have participants from all over the globe. No matter your experience, no matter where you are, YCARS is happy to be your ham radio club of choice!

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Latest news…

The latest news from YCARS

The May 2021 Presentation Program with Tim Duffy, K3LR is now available via YouTube on the YCARS Channel!!! It was an awesome presentation and we hope you enjoy it!!! https://youtu.be/ILZS3riC774
From NJ4Z’s Hamshack It was my privilege this last 6 weeks to be part of a YouTube channel series on growing Amateur Radio.  As trustee of YCARS and communications committee chair, I responded to a video presentation regarding ‘How to Grow Ham Radio” by Quin Schultze, […]
“The Bands Are Dead” … I Beg to Differ Darcy Pach – K4DQP It started with an e-mail from my friend, Steve (W3SPC).  His e-mail stated that I had ‘won’ an all-inclusive three-day camping trip to Keowee-Toxaway State Park and my presence was requested for a […]
YCARS is proud to welcome, special guest Tim Duffy, K3LR for the May 27th Program Meeting. K3LR will be conducting a presentation on contesting just in time for ARRL Field Day 2021. This will be a Virtual Presentation held on Zoom. For those who are unfamiliar […]
YCARS needs your help to build a Field Day Team. We encourage all club members to join in the fun, there will be time for socializing and of course radio operations. YCARS will also have a “Get on the Air” (GOTA) station. This station is an […]
The New Custom Team K4YTZ Radiosport shirts are now available to order through the club. The Shirt is a lightweight wicking material. The color is Royal Blue with white accent panels and white screen print graphics. The Shirt features the YCARS Logo on the chest, your […]
Last month we talked about transceivers and G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) avoidance.  This month we get into the basics of station construction, the Hamshack.  So, where to start?  As a new Ham, we have a club, an Elmer(s) (mentor), the rig(s), and antenna(s), now the fun […]
Marc Tarplee, N4UFP BOB BACHARACH 1945 – 2021 Bob Bacharach, WA2EMF, passed away on 30 March 2021.  Originally from Queens, NY, he was first licensed in 1959 as WV2EMF and in 1950 he upgraded to a General Class license and a new call, WA2EMF, that he […]
John Gendron, NJ4Z We all come into this hobby not knowing, what we don’t know. Some of us purchase a radio before we take the test, some of us wait until we earn our ticket. Unless we are lucky enough to have and experienced Ham guides […]

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